2009 Aresti Sauvignon Blanc – Vincente Aresti and the Aresti family produce a fine line of wines that retail around $10. Their Pinot Noir at $15 is one of my favorite Pinots under $20 and a great QPR. In 1999, the Aresti family began making wine under their own label, acquiring new land and investing in technology. Today, three generations of the Aresti family dedicate their efforts and knowledge to producing widely recognized wines of the highest caliber.
This Sauvignon Blanc is an over achiever delivering knockout aromas of quince, gooseberry and the familiar fresh grapefruit. On the palate there’s a clean straightforward style with focus and a hint of minerality. It’s fresh, vibrant and not flabby. Enjoy on a weeknight when there’s not enough time for an elaborate meal.